Arrows Out on WXDU
The western surfgaze of Arrows Out’s brand new release, This Picture Recalls A City, claimed a solid No. 3 position at WXDU this week. The instrumental four-piece’s sound is often quiet and if it recalls a city, it’s like a city in the quiet of the night, just before newspapers start hitting doorsteps. Other tracks like “Signal” are full of solid percussion and vivid, bright guitar that make you think maybe the sun hasn’t gone down yet or, at least, the neon of the bar hasn’t been turned off yet.
Bankrobber at CFUV
The surf guitar continues in CFUV’s No. 2 pick, Life’s Nutso by Bankrobber. This time the shiny, echoing surf guitar is paired with far-away, almost eerie vocals, and electronic sound effects. Some tracks take a more in-your-face approach, relying more heavily on gritty guitar and pounding drums while bringing those vocals quite a bit closer. A quirky album of rich arrangement that manages to sound cohesive even with such genre bending between tracks.